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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil will look for inspiration from playing at the historic Maracana Stadium when it faces Honduras in the semifinals of the mens Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday.The decisive game will mark the debut of many of Brazils youngsters at the famed venue, which is expected to be packed with nearly 70,000 fans hopeful of seeing Brazil stay on track for its first soccer gold medal.We know about the importance of Maracana in the history of Brazilian football, Brazil defender Marquinhos said. We grew up hearing stories about the stadium. For everything that has happened there, its a special place for us. To be playing a semifinal and a final at the Maracana is like a dream to everyone who is here.The Maracana is Brazils most famous football stadium, having hosted two World Cup finals -- 1950 and 2014 -- and being home to some of the nations most important moments in club competitions.Brazil coach Rogerio Micale, who will be making his coaching debut at the Maracana, took the time to walk onto the pitch of the empty venue after his pre-match press conference on Monday.Its a great pleasure to be in a stadium like the Maracana, which represents so much to Brazilian football, Micale said. It will be a privilege for me and for my team to play such an important match at a stage like this.The stadium was home to the opening ceremony at the Rio Games, and will also host the closing ceremony. The first Olympic soccer match at the Maracana will be the womens semifinal between Brazil and Sweden on Tuesday.I used to pass by the Maracana when I was just a fan and dreamed of one day playing there, said Brazil midfielder Renato Augusto, a Rio de Janeiro native.Brazil didnt play at the Maracana at the World Cup in 2014 but it won the Confederations Cup at the venue the year before, in a final against Spain. If it beats Honduras, it will be back at the stadium for Saturdays final.Led by Neymar and promising youngsters Gabriel Jesus and Gabigol, Brazil is playing in its third-straight Olympic semifinal, and seventh overall. It lost to Lionel Messis Argentina in 2008 in Beijing, and made it to the final in 2012 in London but lost the gold to Mexico. Brazil has three silver medals and two bronze. The gold is the only significant trophy the five-time World Cup champions havent won in soccer.Honduras reached the semifinals for the first time after eliminating two-time Olympic champion Argentina in the group stage and getting past South Korea in the quarterfinals.An Olympic semifinal to be played in a stadium with 80,000 people is a motivation for everyone. The world will be watching our game. Our players have to motivate with it and feel that they have to give their best in the field, Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto said. I am thinking a lot about Neymar and how I can control him. Im looking for that player to mark him.Neymar struggled when Brazil opened with consecutive scoreless draws against South Africa and Iraq, but he and the rest of the team are coming off convincing wins against Denmark and Colombia.In the other semifinal, which will be played in Sao Paulo later Wednesday, 1996 Olympic champion Nigeria will face Germany, which is playing in the Olympics for the first time since 1998, when U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann was on the team. Germany has the competitions best attack with 19 goals. It eliminated Portugal in the quarterfinals.Nigeria almost didnt make it to Brazil in time for its opening game because of a trip mix-up, but it finished first in its group before eliminating Denmark in the quarterfinals. In addition to the gold in Atlanta, Nigeria also won the silver in Beijing in 2008.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/tales-azzoni Hampus Lindholm Gear . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. Authentic Anaheim Ducks Jerseys . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. http://www.anaheimducksgear.com/ . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Max Jones Gear . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. Jean-Sebastien Giguere Gear . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. The 2016 regular season is on the horizon, which means it could only be time for one thing: 2017 fantasy football rankings!Am I getting ahead of myself here? Yes, definitely. But hear me out. For those of you in keeper and dynasty leagues, its usually a good exercise to consider each players value one year from now.The below rankings are based on assumptions about 2016 season happenings and marinated in speculation about what will go down next offseason. However, barring disaster, many of the highly-ranked young players are nearly assured an increase in opportunity come 2017 offseason programs.Lets have some fun!Quarterback The likes of Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger will still be in their mid-to-late 30s and should be positioned for another year or so of top-end production. Could 2017 be the year we start to worry about 40-year-old Tom Brady and 38-year-old Drew Brees? Yes, Im buying on another big year from Tyrod Taylor in Buffalo -- I can hear it already! Dak Prescott?hasnt even played a down, you fool! I know. I get it. But even if hes an average passer, hes going to generate enough fantasy production with his legs to land in the QB1 discussion this time next year. Oh, and the hype will be crazy. Of course, the assumption here is that Dallas moves on from 37-year-old and second-coming-of-Chad-Pennington, Tony Romo, but he could land on his feet elsewhere. Carson Wentzs promotion to starter will push him into the QB2 mix. Hes definitely going to run a lot. After an ugly offseason, Im not convinced 22-year-old Jared Goff will be ready to take a pedestrian Rams team to fantasy relevance. If hes even halfway decent during Bradys suspension, Jimmy Garoppolo will be a hot name in trade talks next offseason. Running Back The top-four guys are no-brainers, but it gets fun from there. Im a big Carlos Hyde fan. Hes the same age as both?LeVeon Bell?and David Johnson,?and on the verge of a major breakout season. Will 32-year-old Adrian Peterson be back in Minnesota? If not, Jerick McKinnon will be a popular RB2 breakout candidate. Regardless of where he is, Peterson will still be in the RB1 conversation.?Derrick Henry?showed me enough during the preseason that I expect him to take control of the Tennessee backfield at some point?this season.?Danny Woodhead?will be 32 years old and is an pending free agent. His decline or departure would open up more targets for Melvin Gordon, who (get ready for this hot take) will score at least one touchdown this season! I recently named T.J. Yeldon a candidate to be this years Devonta Freeman, and although that might be a stretch, I expect him to be well ahead of Chris Ivory by this point next year. At least for now, Kenneth Dixoon is the heavy favorite to be Baltimores 2017 Week 1 starter.dddddddddddd Fellow 2016 rookies Paul Perkins, Jordan Howard, Kenyan Drake and DeAndre Washington could all be in position to start as well. Rashad Jennings will be 32 years old, Jeremy Langford isnt good, Arian Foster is on a one-year deal and will be 31 years old and Latavius Murray will be a free agent. Could highly intriguing Darius Jackson be?Ezekiel Elliotts primary backup?. I included?Jeremy Langford?and Matt Jones just in case they defy expectations and actually produce this year. I know, Im stubborn. Wide ReceiverA change at the top? Antonio Brown will be 29 years old this time next year. Thats not old, but Odell Beckham Jr. is currently 23 and a good bet for another step forward in his third year.?Sammy Watkins?is one of the leagues most-talented wide receivers and he will make the jump into the elite category this year.?Josh Gordons off-field concerns will always?be there, but hell only be 26 years old and, assuming all goes well, will have 12 games under his belt from the 2016 season.?DeSean Jackson?and Pierre Garcon will both be free agents next offseason, which sets up Josh Doctson as one of the top 2017 breakout candidates.?Alshon Jeffery?and Steve Smith Sr. will be free agents, which helps set up Kevin White and Breshad Perriman for a promotion.Will Jordy Nelson continue to haul in the long balls at the age of 32??2016 rookies Sterling Shepard, Laquon Treadwell, Will Fuller, Corey Coleman and Michael Thomas will each be positioned for expanded roles during their sophomore campaigns. Im buying on Devin Funchess as Carolinas future No. 1 wide receiver. ?A concerning age for a wideout is 33. So I imagine well be viewing Brandon Marshall similarly to how we are eyeballing?Larry Fitzgerald this year.?Chris Conley?is a super-overlooked 2016 breakout candidate.Tight End Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed are in their prime and figure to hold down the top of the position for another year or so. A fully-healthy Tyler Eifert will enter 2017 at the age of 26 and slotted in as Cincinnatis No. 2 target behind?A.J. Green. Zach Ertz?needs a few more touchdowns and hell be a solid mid-pack TE1 option.?Eric Ebron, Clive Walford and Maxx Williams are candidates to take a big step forward into the TE1 discussion this season.?Hunter Henry?(behind Antonio Gates this year), Tyler Higbee (Lance Kendricks) and Austin Hooper (Jacob Tamme) are talented pass-catchers and positioned well for promotions next year.?Martellus Bennett?and Jared Cook are in great situations here in in 2016, but both are on one-year deals. Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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